There are many New Year concerts in Budapest that have been a tradition for many many years now. And there are always new surprises making the New Year music palette more colorful and richer to cater for all music tastes in all possible genres, whether it is opera or rock, chamber music or triphop.
To make your New Year break more of a celebration, do pick a concert to attend as music will ending and starting your New Year so much more. Here are some of the best New Year Concerts in Budapest on December 31, January 1, January 2 and Jan 3.
Budapest New Year’s Eve Concerts
New Year’s Eve Concert in St. Anne’s Church
Budapest Inner City St Anne’s Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Anna Templom): Monday, December 31 2016, featuring Schubert, Bach, Handel, Gounod, Albinoni, and more.
Operas, operettas, musicals, dances on the Budapest NYE Cruise and Show event.
Live Salon and Gypsy Music, Hungarian Folk Dance Show on a Budapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
Bar Piano Battle on Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise
Budapest New Year’s Day Concerts
If you decide to spend the New Year’s Day in Budapest with a classical concert, take a look at the following options (and do book well in advance once you have picked your best choice as the New Year concerts quickly sell out, this being a busy period in Budapest, Hungary).
Palace of Arts New Year’s Concert January 1
The prestigious Palace of Arts in Budapest (Muveszetek Palotaja) will present a fantastic New Year’s Day concert: Haydn’s The Creation will be conducted by Adam Fischer. (Follow the link to make and advance reservation in time. The concert will be sold out)
Date: January 1, 2017
Budapest Sports Arena New Year’s Concert
New Year’s Violin Concert with Zoltan Maga, January 01 in the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest. Franz Liszt selected works Zoltan Kodaly selected works Franz Lehar selected works, Ferenc Erkel selected works, Bela Bartok selected works.
New Year’s Day Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica
St Stephen’s Basilica will open the New Year with a beautiful Organ Concert.
New Year Gala Concert in Pesti Vigado Concert Hall
The New Year’s Symphony Concert in Budapest Pesti Vigado features a mixture of pieces of classical music related to Hungary. The concert will include a unique Hungarian instrument, the Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer) show: Chamber Concert with Cimbalom in Pesti Vigado with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2017.
You can also book the concert in a package with a Dinner Cruise. Student discounts apply.
Salon and Gypsy Music on the Budapest New Year River Cruise
Live Salon and Gypsy Music on a Budapest New Year Day Cruise
Dates: January 1
Klezmer Concert on New Year’s Day
Budapest Klezmer Band will perform in the Budapest Congress Center to hail the New Year with lively klezmer music.
Date: January 1
If you find the Budapest list too short, you can take a quick 3 hour train trip to Vienna for a true Viennese New Year Concert.